file transfer speed

Could anyone explain why transfer speed is different when I transfer a folder from an WIN2k compter to Linux? It looks faster when transfer the folder backwards.

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because windows lies in the speed. ;)

File system is different.

FAT or NTFS in Windows is much slower than Ext3 or Reiserfs in Linux.

You can run benchmark to proof the statement above.

wenbryanAuthor Commented:

You mean NTFS file system is slower in upload them download?

It's about win32 tcp stack, it's slower. It's much better in win2k/xp, but in win98 days, on 100mbps network it could utilize only 20mbps (about).
On the other hand, linux always utilized full speed - testing linux to linux file transfer gives 12Mbytes/second on 100mbps.

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